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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2006, 04:08:12 am »
Book # 10 really, really sucked, but the new book, Knife of Dreams(#11) was the best one in years, Some of the story lines finally get wrapped up and it Has a awesome fight that show how powerful Rand could be if he knew how to control more of saidin.

There is no queston the best chartater in the series is Matt, I would love a book with only Matt,Tuon, Rand, and Perrin chapters and leave out the annoying chapters with Nynaeve, Elayne, Min and Aviendha.

Cant wait for the next book in the series which I think is the last one and Rand will finally fight the Last Battle.

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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2006, 07:09:47 am »
i have spoken with different people who have read the series, and both men and women find those four annoying. So it's not just a "guys want fighting and action" thing. Each character started out being very neat, and well tought out. They provoked you to make a decision concerning them. However, as the story grows broader, and with more events happening right on top of each other, i feel that Robert Jordan lost his focus on the specific people. Characters that were once bold and full of colour, have turned pastel and bland.


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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2006, 07:20:56 am »
I have bought the 1st book of this series twice and tried to read it twice. And I simply cannot get into it. Something about the way Jordan writes doesn't appeal to me at all, and I found myself struggling inside of the 1st couple of chapters. I'm glad others seem to like it though, though I also sometimes get the impression that people are reading them just to read them at this point. Like: "Hell, I've already read this far into the thing; I should probably keep on going."

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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2006, 01:33:53 pm »
That's the reason why i will finish it. i don't like to leave things undone, so i will trudge through this series. i have like four books to go to be current.


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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2006, 08:25:06 am »
Im currently on Fires of Heaven and im still enjoying it.
I like the more aggressive subplots, like the Aes Sedai Civil War and The Black Ajah stuff.
The bit im on at the moment is all about Aiel and Egwene learning stuff.This is frankly boring.
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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2006, 06:21:26 pm »
I've trudged through all of them so far, mostly because many aspects of the series give me ideas for my own writing. They vary in quality. I agree that the latest one was the best in a long time. My favorite character is definately Perrin, although he seems to decrease in depth as the series progresses.

I have to admire RJ for producing such a lengthy series without going bat-**** insane. One of my biggest problems is I can't progress very far without rehashing every detail in every part of my writing until it feels perfect, and I also get extremely side-tracked by other projects.
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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2006, 11:42:38 pm »
I've trudged through all of them so far, mostly because many aspects of the series give me ideas for my own writing. They vary in quality. I agree that the latest one was the best in a long time. My favorite character is definately Perrin, although he seems to decrease in depth as the series progresses.

I have to admire RJ for producing such a lengthy series without going bat-**** insane. One of my biggest problems is I can't progress very far without rehashing every detail in every part of my writing until it feels perfect, and I also get extremely side-tracked by other projects.
Join the club. I keep around half a dozen projects in production at any given time and shift back and forth between them. I find it keeps me fresh. The only thing is that you have to keep focused on those stories, on those products, and not get tangential with any others that pop into your head in mid-development. That said, I wish you luck. :)

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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2006, 11:30:03 am »
Pity he's dying. He says there's something like ten or more books left until the end of the series, but he's not sure he'll live long enough to complete them, espeacially now that he's been diagnosed with amyloidosis.
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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2006, 10:10:14 am »
I just finished Fires of Heaven and i disagree with the people saying it gets worse after 3. Fires of Heaven is currently my favourite book. I loved the various battles and twists, and it was a major page-turner. Looking forward to Lords of Chaos.
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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2006, 08:31:57 pm »
Pity he's dying. He says there's something like ten or more books left until the end of the series, but he's not sure he'll live long enough to complete them, espeacially now that he's been diagnosed with amyloidosis.
http://www.tor.com/jordan/

There are not ten books left in the series, there are ten more books he'd like to write but there is only one more book left in this series (supposedly, it's rumoured it'll be 1400~ pages and maybe split in two like Tad Williams "Green Angel Tower").

Anyways Book 11 was infinitly better then book 10, it was definitly the best in the series since book 6.

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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2006, 01:41:07 pm »
Well, I can see why some people hate it, definitely. There is a lot of great material there, but other than that there are just chapters on chapters on chapters of complete boredom in which nothing moves forward in the plot.

I'd have to agree that the series declined after the second book, which was my favourite, but it's still worth reading. I'm on book 6, but am currently taking a break from the series. You know what? It will probably be a lot more interesting when I pick it back up, sometimes if you stick to one fiction for too long you can get burned out on it.

All in all, I think it's a pretty good series, at least up to where I've gotten. Better than most, that is.

As for my favourite character? I'd have to say Mat, although Perrin comes in a close second.
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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2006, 12:50:36 pm »
Finished Lord of Chaos, veyr nice book. Very unexpected and twisty.
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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2006, 06:06:41 pm »
WoT is teh best fantasy series evah!
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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2006, 05:54:46 pm »
WoT is teh best fantasy series evah!
Well, I'm surprised you think so.

I'd have to agree with what other people are saying. I've read the first 8 books, and they really feel like a chore to read after a while. I know every character should have a backstory and everything, but I really don't give a **** about hearing the life story of each and every virtually inconsequential character who shows up maybe three times in the entire book. Jordan's books would be a lot more readable if he could simply discern where to go into minute detail and where not to.

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Re: Wheel of Time series: What do you think?
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2006, 06:22:00 pm »
Just keep reading, the 11th is really good!  Almost comparable to The Shadow Rising!
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